Sylwia Serafinowicz

Suzy Lake

May 2015

Hardly an introduction to a body of work that spans nearly half a century, “Introducing Suzy Lake,” a retrospective that honored the Detroit-born, Toronto-based photographer, emphasized the two driving forces that jointly determined the… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

“Modest Muses”

The Tatra Museum

December 2014

Exhibitions rarely emerge from their locations as playfully as this. Zakopane, a city in the Polish Tatra Mountains, is famous for its daring local artists Stanisław Witkiewicz and Władysław Hasior. Currently covered in snow, the city is… READ ON

PICKS

Eustachy Kossakowski and Goshka Macuga

November 2014

The point of departure for “Report from the Exhibition,” which juxtaposed works by Eustachy Kossakowski and Goshka Macuga, was the oeuvre of Kazimir Malevich, the father of Suprematism and the painter of that cornerstone of modernism … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Polish and Shine

The 4th Warsaw Gallery Weekend

October 2014 WARSAW

THE FOURTH WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND saw organizers redoubling their efforts to encourage the Polish art world—and beyond—to join in the three-day-long celebrations. The event, featuring over twenty galleries, spotlights Poland’s developing… READ ON

DIARY

“Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit”

October 2014

Oleg Vassiliev’s 1994 painting Space and Landscape depicts beams of white light, like those surrounding holy figures in Russian icons, against a row of birch trees visible in the background. Birch trees are the most distinctive feature of… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Oskar Hansen

May 2014

Curated by Soledad Gutiérrez, Łukasz Ronduda, and Aleksandra Kedziorek Polish architect Oskar Hansen was an artist and educator perhaps best known for his “Open Form” theory, a concept—connected to the work of the Team 10 architects—that… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Chistian Jankowski

April 2014

At the heart of Christian Jankowski’s exhibition “Heavy Weight History” was a project encompassing seven black-and-white photographs and a twenty-five-minute-long video realized in the summer of 2013 in Warsaw. Jankowski, in close … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Ewa Juszkiewicz

April 2014

Among the works in Ewa Juszkiewicz’s exhibition “Pukle” (Curls), one stood out as even more captivatingly surreal than the others. This painting (all works cited, Untitled, 2013) shows a stiff, white, pompous headdress drifting in a … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

“Map”

Zacheta National Gallery of Art

January 2014

Curated by Joanna Kordjak-Piotrowska, “Map” comprises numerous photographs, sketchbooks, documentary films, and paintings that take up the political atmosphere of Poland between 1947 and the end of the 1950s. The works address the nation’s… READ ON

PICKS

Grzegorz Kowalski

January 2014

“Klisze amerykańskie” (American Stills) was a selection of works by the Polish artist Grzegorz Kowalski, most conceived during his stay in the United States for the academic year 1970–71, when he was a recipient of a scholarship from… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]